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CL, EXO & Martin Garrix Perform at Winter Olympics 2018 Closing Ceremony!

The 2018 Winter Olympics officially went out with a superstar performance-filled bang on Sunday (February 25) in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

CL, EXO and Martin Garrix all brought the party with their incredible performances during the evening.

DJ Raiden and guitarist Yang Tae-hwan also rocked the house, while singer Jang Sa-ik performed the Korean National Anthem.

“It was nice to perform @olympics and meet all the athletes!” said EXO.

During the closing ceremony, the host city also passed the torch to the next Winter Olympics host for the 2022 games: Beijing, China.

“Thank you to all the athletes, volunteers and fans #ClosingCeremony. We ❤️ You #PyeongChang2018 #Olympics,” the official Olympics account tweeted after the show.

40+ pictures inside of the closing ceremony…

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Olympics 2018 Closing Ceremony Performers - Lineup Revealed!

The 2018 Winter Olympics are coming to an end as the closing ceremony is set to air tonight from Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Ahead of the opening ceremony, which actually took place hours ahead of the airing on Sunday (February 25), only a handful of performers had been announced.

During the ceremony, the host city of Pyeongchang passed the torch to the next Winter Olympics host for the 2022 games in Beijing, China. We can’t wait!

Click inside for the full list of performers for the Olympics closing ceremony…More Here! »

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Gus Kenworthy Slams Ivanka Trump for Attending Olympics Closing Ceremony 2018

Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy slammed Ivanka Trump for her attendance at the closing ceremony of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea on Sunday (February 25).

“So proud of all these people!” Gus posted on Twitter during the ceremony. “Everybody here has worked so hard to make it to the Olympics and have the opportunity to walk in the closing ceremony! Well… Everyone except Ivanka. Honestly, tf is she doing here??”

Pictured below: Olympic athletes Gus, Bradie Tennell, Madison Chock, Adam Rippon, and Mirai Nagasu at the closing ceremony, along with Ivanka in the stands.

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Lindsey Vonn Meets Up with Shirtless Tonga Flag Bearer at Olympics Closing Ceremony 2018

Lindsey Vonn poses for a photo with shirtless Tonga flag bearer Pita Taufatofua at the 2018 Olympics Closing Ceremony in PyeongChang, South Korea on Sunday (February 25)!

During a series of speeches, the 33-year-old skier posed for pics with Olympians and the president of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach.

During the Olympics, Lindsey won the bronze medal in the downhill alpine event. Congrats again to all of the Olympians.

The full Closing Ceremony airs later tonight on NBC. Be sure to tune in to catch all the action!

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Baz Luhrmann Reacts to 'Moulin Rouge' Being Used at Olympics in Figure Skating Routines!

The music from Moulin Rouge got a second life after it was heavily featured during the figure skating portion of the 2018 Winter Olympics and the film’s director Baz Luhrmann is loving it!

The filmmaker is opening up about his reaction to the Olympians performing to the music.

“I can tell you that when I woke up and the Moulin Rouge album was No. 13 on the iTunes chart — and I don’t know if it had even been on the charts in 10 years — I was as surprised as everybody else. But hey, I’m happy to consider Moulin Rouge on Ice: The Skating Spectacular! I know how I’d cast it,” he told Variety.

He added, “I look at the routine that the two Canadian skaters [Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue] did, and it’s ballet on ice. … It’s an extraordinary thing to watch. It uplifts the soul. It exalts the spirit. You’re sort of aware of how brilliantly clever the choreography is, but all of that just melds into one gesture, until you’re just completely inside the emotion between those two characters. It’s kind of another level.”

Moulin Rouge will be heading to Broadway soon and it will have a world premiere production in Boston from June 27 through August 5.

Olympic Skier Gus Kenworthy Adopts Puppy From Korean Dog Meat Farm

Team USA’s Gus Kenworthy is once again wrapping up the Winter Olympics with a rescue dog.

The 26-year-old Olympic freestyle skier took to Instagram on Friday (February 23) during the 2018 Winter Olympics to reveal that he and his boyfriend Matthew Wilkas rescued a puppy named Beemo from one of South Korea’s many dog meat farms.

“This morning Matt and I had a heart-wrenching visited to one of the 17,000 dog farms here in South Korea,” Gus captioned the slideshow below. “Across the country there are 2.5 million dogs being raised for food in some of the most disturbing conditions imaginable. Yes, there is an argument to be made that eating dogs is a part of Korean culture. And, while [I] don’t personally agree with it, I do agree that it’s not my place to impose western ideals on the people here. The way these animals are being treated, however, is completely inhumane and culture should never be a scapegoat for cruelty.”

Beemo was one of 90 dogs living in cold, cramped outdoor cages and neglectful, cruel conditions.

Good news: Gus shared that the farm they visited is being shut down, and all of the pups are being flown to the U.S. and Canada, where they will be put up for adoption with the help of Humane Society International.

“I’m hoping to use this visit as an opportunity to raise awareness to the inhumanity of the dog meat trade here in Korea and the plight of dogs everywhere, including back home in the US where millions of dogs are in need of loving homes!” Gus added. “Go to @hsiglobal’s page to see how you can help.”

Gus also rescued five stray dogs at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

See his full post below.

This morning Matt and I had a heart-wrenching visited to one of the 17,000 dog farms here in South Korea. Across the country there are 2.5 million dogs being raised for food in some of the most disturbing conditions imaginable. Yes, there is an argument to be made that eating dogs is a part of Korean culture. And, while don't personally agree with it, I do agree that it's not my place to impose western ideals on the people here. The way these animals are being treated, however, is completely inhumane and culture should never be a scapegoat for cruelty. I was told that the dogs on this particular farm were kept in "good conditions" by comparison to other farms. The dogs here are malnourished and physically abused, crammed into tiny wire-floored pens, and exposed to the freezing winter elements and scorching summer conditions. When it comes time to put one down it is done so in front of the other dogs by means of electrocution sometimes taking up to 20 agonizing minutes. Despite the beliefs of the Korean public at large, these dogs are no different from the ones we call pets back home. Some of them were even pets at one time and were stolen or found and sold into the dog meat trade. Luckily, this particular farm (thanks to the hard work of the Humane Society International and the cooperation of a farmer who's seen the error of his ways) is being permanently shut down and all 90 of the dogs here will be brought to the US and Canada where they'll find their fur-ever homes. I adopted the sweet baby in the first pic (we named her Beemo) and she'll be coming to the US to live with me as soon as she's through with her vaccinations in a short couple of weeks. I cannot wait to give her the best life possible! There are still millions of dogs here in need of help though (like the Great Pyrenees in the 2nd pic who was truly the sweetest dog ever). I'm hoping to use this visit as an opportunity to raise awareness to the inhumanity of the dog meat trade here in Korea and the plight of dogs everywhere, including back home in the US where millions of dogs are in need of loving homes! Go to @hsiglobal's page to see how you can help. #dogsarefriendsnotfood #adoptdontshop ❤️🐶

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